Get Involved

West Coast Labrador Retriever Volunteer Opportunities 

We have many ways you can be involved with our rescue and help in our quest to save dogs. Hopefully, you’ll find volunteer opportunities that interest you from the list below.

Home Interviews

A home interview is the best way for the rescue to ensure that we place the right dog with the perfect family. We want to meet everyone living in the home, look at the yard, and meet the other family pets. Our volunteers explain the adoption process during this meeting.
Remember –  “We’re All About the Dogs.”


Volunteers will participate in events that give West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue exposure. It may result in recruiting more volunteers, donations, and potential dog adopters.


WCLRR is looking for volunteers that love taking pictures. If you have photography experience and like working with dogs (of course!), this job is for you!

Transporting Dogs

Transferring dogs from one location to another. It may include transporting to a foster home, the veterinarian’s office, or picking a dog up from a shelter.

Back Office

Here’s an opportunity for people who like administrative tasks. Please contact info@wclrr.org for more about these vital positions.

Shelter Monitoring

Our volunteers help monitor shelter websites in the SoCal area, “Pet Harbor,” Facebook, or Craigslist several times a day for Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. Southern California is a big area – WCLRR needs help watching it.


Are you outgoing and creative?  The rescue can use your help to initiate fundraising opportunities. Fundraising can be as simple as asking your friends to select WCLRR as their birthday fundraiser. It could be calling on companies to sponsor the rescue with a monthly contribution. We are 100% funded by donations!
WCLRR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


All WCLRR dogs live in a foster care environment before becoming available for adoption. While the dog is in foster care, we evaluate and help the dog transition from where it came from to be a beloved family member. Living in a foster home is sometimes the first time a dog will understand what it’s like to be loved and cared for. It’s why these dogs must receive the same attention as a beloved member of the family during their time in your care. You will help us assess and evaluate their energy level, personality, and how they are with other pets. If you are interested in becoming a WCLRR foster family, please fill out our Foster Home Application.

Shelter Intakes

“Pulling” dogs from various SoCal shelters. Volunteers need experience evaluating Labrador or Golden Retrievers to determine if they have sound temperaments and recognize if a dog has any aggression towards other animals or humans. Be able to detect any obvious medical or other behavioral issues.

Annual Animal Shelter Statistics in the USA

Dogs Entering Shelters

Euthanized Dogs

Adopted Dogs From Shelters

COVID-19 Update: WCLRR is continuing to accept applications for adoptions, scheduling virtual home interviews, and accepting owner surrenders. Please contact info@wclrr.org if you have any questions.